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Tzolkin Trecena Notes – 1 Eagle (Men)

Kin 235 of the 260 Day Tzolkin

Gregorian Date: August 14, 2009

 

Trecenas are thirteen-day periods in the Tzolkin. Each Trecena starts with the Number 1, but with a different Day Glyph. As a wave of the Thirteen Heavens, the underlying energy is governed by the
First Day Glyph of the Trecena and influences all thirteen successive Day Glyphs. Being aware of the predominant energy of the First Day of the Trecena, we can align our intentions with that energy
and allow our goals to manifest.

 

This Trecena starts with 1 Men (Eagle): Free Spirited, Ambitious, Self Confident, Bringer of Faith and Knowledge, Global Visionary.



Wind - Sun sign glyph
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2006 Judith Ann Griffith

 

According to Maya legend, the sun was an Eagle and one of the most powerful day signs. In Mesoamerican myth, everything has two aspects or faces, so the Eagle carries the symbolism of
the moon as well as the sun. On the one hand, a young moon goddess representing budding and flowering, and on the other hand, an old moon goddess representing ancient wisdom. The Yucatec
word “Men” means “the wise one.” This lunar goddess was also called Eagle Woman as she wore a headdress of eagle feathers. According to Kenneth Johnson in Jaguar Wisdom, “Thus sun and moon,
male and female, combine in one archetype: When the sun rises, he is ‘soaring eagle’; when the sun
sets, he is ‘falling eagle’. The moon wears the sun in her hair. The Eagle is the sign of the spiritual warrior, whose heart is pure like the heart of the sun; but underneath the bright and shining glory
of the daytime sun lies an older, subtler archetype of quiet wisdom: First Mother, the moon, the
crone of wisdom.”

Another representation of the Trecena is that of a creative wave beginning at 1 and ending at 13,
with the numbers 6, 7 and 8 representing the crest of the wave. The crest could be interpreted as
a strong influential energy, although the underlying influence on the Trecena would still rest in the beginning
. In this Trecena, the crest falls on 6 Ahau (Sun/Flower/Light Lord), 7 Imix (Crocodile),
and 8 Ik (Wind). Ahau represents the achievement of spiritual enlightenment. Imix represents
the primal basic instincts of existence on the material plane. Ik represents the catalyst for change
on both levels. This strong combination of spiritual and material change encourages us to seek
higher levels of consciousness and realize our greatest potential in life.

As we journey through each day of this Trecena:  1 Men (Eagle), 2 Cib (Vulture/Owl), 3 Caban
(Earth), 4 Etznab (Flint), 5 Cauac (Storm), 6 Ahau (Sun/Flower/Light Lord), 7 Imix (Crocodile),
8 Ik (Wind), 9 Akbal (Night), 10 Kan (Lizard), 11 Chicchan (Serpent), 12 Cimi (Death/Transformation),
13 Manik (Deer/Healing Hand), utilize the energy of Eagle to achieve new heights in seeking
material and spiritual perfection.

 

***For a list of all 20 Mayan Sun Signs - click here ***

In Lak’ech,

William and Viola

 

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